Exhibitions

The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In our 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. We also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's permanent collections.
  Deane Ackerman, Foliage on Red, 2009, 35-1/2" x 31-1/2", colored pencil
 
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
 

 

Metamorphic Rock and Summer Grass, Foothills, 1945

Photograph by Ansel Adams

Collection Center for Creative Photography

c. 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Redwoods, Circa 1960

Photograph by Ansel Adams

Collection Center for Creative Photography

c. 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Claire Farrell, A is for Art, 2010, monotype, etching, collage, digital image

 

Katie Darkie, Kandimalal, 2002

 

 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams

Tuesday, June 3 - Sunday, September 21, 2014

"A visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth, " Ansel Adams is an icon who is widely recognized for his superb aesthetic sensitivity and technical skills, and he played a central role in the acceptance of photography as fine art. Classic Images includes 72 images, all black and white, that Adams personally printed for his daughter. Landscapes dominate the group, complemented by some close-up nature works, portraits and architectural subjects. Check the Museum's website for details about the Ansel Adams Wednesday lecture series and KidsArt Programming.

 

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Claire Farrell: A is for Art

26 unique works of art employing a variety of printmaking techniques

Tuesday, June 3 - September 14, 2014

Claire Farrell's A is for Art is a collection of 26 mixed media monotypes, one for each letter in the alphabet. A monotype is a unique image, created by drawing or painting on a blank plate and transferring the image to paper using an etching press. There is no fixed repeatable image when using this technique, so for this series there is only one of each image. In creating A is for Art, a variety of other techniques were used including chine colle, collage digital images, drawing and etching, thus the term "mixed media" monotypes.

 

Track of the Rainbow Serpent: Australian Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater

Wednesday, April 23 - Sunday, September 14, 2014

Through the paintings seen in this exhibition, Aboriginal artists tell family stories of the creation of their ancestoral territory by the Rainbow Serpent. At the center of this territory lies the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater, one of the most acclaimed geological features in Australia. Anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday commissioned the paintings to convey to the general public the spiritual meaning its Aboriginal "owners" attach to the Wolfe Creek Crater.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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